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File #: 1661-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/4/2022 In control: Neighborhoods and Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Affairs
On agenda: 6/13/2022 Final action: 6/16/2022
Title: To authorize the expenditure of up to $400,000 within the Department of Neighborhoods; to authorize the Director of the Department of Neighborhoods to enter into subaward grant agreements with Community of Caring Development Foundation, and Africentric Personal Development Shop in an amount up to $400,000 to add needed support services during COVID-19 for youth and families in the City of Columbus; and to declare an emergency. ($400,000)
Attachments: 1. Legislative DAX Stings - Ord No 1661-2022 Empowerment Grants
…BACKGROUND:
COVID-19 and the public health response that has been needed to reduce the spread of the disease and save lives has revealed significant disparities among our Columbus residents. The City of Columbus is responding to those disparities through the 2022 Youth/Community Empowerment Grant program and other investments focused on building up our neighborhoods. These funds will be invested in community groups providing direct assistance at the grassroots level for our youth and families in the City of Columbus.
Through the American Rescue Plan, this legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Neighborhoods to enter into subaward grant agreements with Community of Caring Development Foundation, and Africentric Personal Development Shop in an amount up to $400,000.00 to add needed support services during COVID-19 for youth and families in the City of Columbus; this legislation also authorizes the expenditure of up to $400,000.00 for these services within the Department of Neighborhoods' allocation in Fund 2209. Importantly, all expenses must be eligible under the United States Treasury American Rescue Plan guidelines. Expenses must be necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) between March 10, 2021 and December 31, 2024.
Emergency Designation: Emergency action is requested to ensure that youth and family empowerment funding is available during the summer and academic year school.
Fiscal Impact: Funding is provided to the City of Columbus from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund passed by Congress on March 10, 2021 and signed into law on March 11, 2021.
CONTRACT COMPLIANCE: the vendor numbers are:
Africentric Personal Development Shop Inc. 033495 9/15/2020 - 9/15/2022
Community of Caring Development Foundation 026987 and is effective 6/14/21 - 6/14/23

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To authorize the expenditure of up to $400,000 within the Department of Neighborhoods; to...

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